Disaster Recovery

Nutrition assistance and food safety are essential in times of disaster. On this page, you will find information and resources on food access and food safety before, during and after natural disasters. Remember to check your local news and social media for announcements about food distribution sites and other recovery resources.


Food Safety in Disasters or Emergencies

Don’t forget about food safety during emergency situations. In the event of emergencies such as floods, fires, loss of power, or other natural disasters, use the links below to find out how to keep food safe before, during, and after the emergency.

DSNAP for Disaster Relief

Households affected by hurricanes or other natural disasters may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits for one month. Residents of 25 parishes are eligible for DSNAP after Hurricane Ida. If you were affected by Hurricane Ida, find out if you're eligible and how to apply here. Learn more and apply for DSNAP benefits here.

P-EBT (food support during COVID)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create financial hardships, the Department of Children and Family Services is providing additional food support to those who qualify. Learn more about the P-EBT program here.

Replacement SNAP Benefits

SNAP recipients may be eligible for replacements in the event of power outages lasting more than 24 hours. If you have been affected by recent power outages, apply for replacement SNAP benefits here.

Hurricane Food Supply Chart

Hurricane Food Chart

Grains

Protein

Fruit

Vegetables

Dairy

Other

  • Whole grain bread.
  • Whole wheat crackers.
  • Bagged popcorn.
  • Baked and/or whole-grain chips.
  • Pretzels.
  • Dry cereal.
  • Rice cakes.
  • Trail mix.
  • Granola bars.
  • Canned chicken, turkey, beef or fish (tuna, salmon, sardines).
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Peanut butter.
  • Canned chili.
  • Protein bars.
  • Some hard meats, such as pepperoni and hard, packaged salami.
  • Dried fruits or fruit leather.
  • 100% fruit juices in individual containers.
  • Canned fruit or fruit packaged in individual containers.
  • Canned vegetables.
  • 100% vegetable juices in individual containers.
  • Canned low-sodium soups.
  • Shelf-stable milk or milk substitute, such as soy or almond milk.
  • Boxed processed cheese.
  • Bottled water — enough for drinking and brushing your teeth.
  • Manual can opener.
  • Disposable plates, cups, utensils and napkins.

Louisiana Food Banks by Region

Food Bank Name Location/Service Area Website Phone Number Email Address
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana 4600 Central Ave, Monroe, LA 71203
Parishes in service area: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll
www.foodbanknela.org (318) 322-3567
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana 285 Mt. Zion Road, Shreveport, LA 71106
Parishes in service area: Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River, DeSoto
www.foodbanknla.org (318) 675-2400 info@foodbanknla.org
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 10600 S. Choctaw Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Parishes in service area: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
brfoodbank.org (225) 359-9940 info@brfoodbank.org
Second Harvest Food Bank 700 Edwards Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123
215 East Pinhook, Lafayette, LA 70501

Parishes in service area: Plaquemines, Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Martin, St. Mary, Iberia, Vermillion, Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, Evangeline, St. Landry, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Orleans

no-hunger.org (504) 734-1322 help@secondharvest.org
Food Bank of Central Louisiana 3223 Baldwin Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301
Parishes in service area: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Lasalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, Winn
www.fbcenla.org (318) 445-2773

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